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Dictionarium Rusticum & Urbanicum: or, a Dictionary of all Sorts of Country Affairs, Handicraft, Trading, and Merchandizing, double column, woodcut illustrations, occasional browning, worming towards end affecting some text, contemporary panelled calf, upper cover detached, [British Bee Books 71; Fussell pp.95-96; Goldsmiths' 4047; Perkins 408; Schwerdt I p.50], 8vo, for A. and J. Churchill , 1704.

⁂ A re-issue of the first edition of the same year with a new title-page. The work is one of the earliest attempts at a comprehensive country dictionary, variously attributed to Nathan Bailey and John Worlidge. 'A Catalogue of Some of the Books made use of in this work' lists around 60 books on agriculture, gardening, forestry and animal husandry. Included in the main work are entries on fruit-trees, birds, horses, hunting and hawking, fishing, bees, the making of wines and other liquors, gunpowder and the manufacturing in the various counties of England.

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Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Justin Phillips
Early and Continental Printing
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United Kingdom
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